Wellswood is a Tampa neighborhood located in the perfect place for incredible convenience. Situated to the south of Hillsborough Avenue, east of Armenia Avenue, north of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and just west of the Hillsborough River, Wellswood is close to all the Tampa action.
Being located along the Hillsborough River makes Wellswood a recreation haven. While there are no riverfront parks in the immediate area, access to the river is still possible. Taking River Road until it ends to the east will reveal a small boat ramp. From here, canoeing, kayaking, and boating are possible. The Hillsborough River is a slow-moving river that is incredibly scenic. Hundreds of alligators, turtles, and amazing birds make it a popular destination for nature lovers and the health-minded alike.
If you’d rather watch others perform the physical activities, Wellswood is close to some of the best sports action in Tampa. Taking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive west to Dale Mabry Highway will bring commuters to a sports Mecca. George M. Steinbrenner Field, located on the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, is home to the New York Yankees during spring training.
Diagonally across the street from Steinbrenner Field is Raymond James Stadium. Raymond James is not only the biggest area venue, but it is home to the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well. Also, the stadium plays host to the University of South Florida Bulls during college football season.
The Wellswood area is known for being close to one of the biggest airports in the region. Tampa International Airport is located close to the area sports facilities on the west side. This airport is host to some of the largest airlines with regular flights throughout the country and the world.